Contemporary Resilience Meets Victorian Style
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DETAILS

LocationWichita, Kansas, United States
ClientTGC Development Group/Seneca Development
Size1 acre

Naftzger Park offers a contemporary and communal gathering space in downtown Wichita with enough variety to appeal to everyone.  Designed to activate an area of town between Old Town and a burgeoning new entertainment district, the park is at once an urban foyer and outdoor recreation room.  A contemporary pavilion can accommodate picnic tables by day and performances by night. A permanent LED screen enables game day events, movie nights, or even an auxiliary screen for a stage event.  A flexible lawn encourages active play as well as relaxed lounging.  And a designated “bark park” offers a place for local dog owners to mingle.  The park quietly contributes to the resilience of the city’s infrastructure with its stormwater cistern and, once the newly planted trees mature, will function as a future urban forest.

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